Construction & Project Updates

2020 Pavement Preservation Project

Slurry seal phasing map

Slurry Seal 2IMG_0338 The slurry seal phase of the 2020 Pavement Preservation Project is scheduled to begin June 10th and will last for at least seven business days. Residential areas to be slurry sealed include neighborhoods near Old Redwood Highway and Elsbree Estates. No parking will be allowed on the designated streets during the hours of 7:30AM to 5:00PM on the day shown in the Slurry Seal Phasing Map, available at the link below. Please follow local signage indicating when parking or driving is not allowed.

The contractor for this project, American Asphalt, has already begun distributing paper notices to affected residences indicating the date of slurry seal application. The date of application may change and residents are encouraged to see the Slurry Seal Phasing Map at the link below for the most up to date information. Signs indicating “No Parking” will be posted 72 hours in advance of slurry seal application on specific streets. If your garbage collection day coincides with the slurry seal application, please place your garbage and recycling carts in the street by 6AM.

Slurry Sealing – a Preventative Maintenance Pavement Treatment

Slurry sealing is a form of preventative maintenance and involves applying an emulsified asphalt mixture over an existing street surface.  It is a cost effective way to protect the asphalt pavement from water intrusion, improve skid resistance, and extend the service life of the roadway.  The streets to be slurry sealed are selected based on the condition of the pavement identified in the Town’s Pavement Management Program and are grouped into neighborhoods for efficient application.

Residents commonly ask, “Why does a street with a fairly intact surface get slurry sealed as opposed to a more deteriorated street?”  The answer is that a slurry seal is a thin surface treatment and should be applied before a street begins to deteriorate from potholes, cracking, and broken surfaces.  Streets with more advanced deterioration must be fixed with an asphalt overlay or deeper base reconstruction, both of which are expensive.

Construction Process – Before, During, After

Prior to the application of the slurry seal, some streets will require asphalt digouts to repair potholes and alligator cracking. Additionally, crack sealing with asphalt polymer is done concurrently to fill larger, but stable, pavement cracks. The Contractor will distribute notices to applicable residences with information about temporary restrictions to on-street parking and driving during the slurry seal. The Contractor will also be posting “No Parking” signs 72 hours prior to the slurry seal application. Vehicles left parked on the street will be towed at the owner’s expense, but every effort will be made to contact the owner first.

On the day of the scheduled slurry seal for your street, no parking will be allowed between 7:30AM and 5PM. The Contractor will be providing traffic control and will be available to address any questions and concerns related to the slurry seal application.  The Contractor can provide directions to parking outside of the project area.

Before the slurry seal is fully cured, activities such as driving, walking, or bicycling will damage the slurry surface and will require another slurry application. The slurry seal may also adhere to your shoes, stain your carpet, or splatter onto your car.  Please stay off the street until it has been determined that slurry seal has cured and streets are open to traffic.  In the weeks following the application of the slurry seal, new street striping and markings will be applied. This will require additional traffic control, but the streets will remain open to all traffic.